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Creme de la creme.

"Greek's creamy French cousin." That's how Stonyfield describes its Petite Creme, a low-fat smooth cheese made from cultured non-fat milk and cream and inspired by the French fromage blanc.

Like greek yogurt, Petite Creme is high in protein. But cheese cultures instead of yogurt cultures means none of greek's characteristic tang. To some, that would be a deal killer. But not to others.

As Stonyfield's website says: "Let's be honest. Not everybody loves Greek yogurt. Or maybe you do, but it's just nice to have a little something on the side every now and then."

And when Stonyfield says "creamy," it isn't kidding. It's hard to believe that each 5.3 oz. tub of Petite Creme's unsweetened Plain & Simple has just 100 calories and 2 grams of saturated fat (along with 12 grams of protein and 20 percent of a day's calcium).

That puts Petite Creme in the same ballpark as Chobani or Fage 0% plain greek yogurt (around 90 calories and no sat fat, plus 15 grams of protein and 15 percent of a day's calcium in 5.3 oz.). And, like all Stonyfield products--but unlike the two greeks--Petite Creme is certified organic.

How to eat it? Right out of the tub, silly. And if you add berries, banana, or other fruit to the Plain & Simple, you'll save the roughly two teaspoons of added sugar in Petite Creme's fruit flavors (Belle Blueberry, La Vie en Strawberry, Mon Cherry Amour, Ooh lala Peach, and Strawberry-Banana Menage).

"C'est magnifique!" says the Plain & Simple tub. Oui agree. 776-2697

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Title Annotation:RIGHT STUFF
Publication:Nutrition Action Healthletter
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2015
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